Anna Pregnant Again?



We might as well join the internet speculation.  Baby bump?

April 2012

128 comments:

ennvee said...

Yup, that's the pic that changed my mind.

ennvee said...

Camera crews for TLC and Anderson Cooper (per Josh's twitter) were at the house on Valentine's Day and Anna was wearing that blue shirt with the white tee underneath that is in the first part of the TLC video below. From the front it just looked tight when compared to pics of her wearing the same shirt last December at the Keller reunion in TX.

But it's the plaid shirt that really gives it away; even Josh didn't gain that much weight over the last month on the road. TLC is sooo lousy at keeping secrets!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lanTAVw7qI&feature=BFa&list=UUqf2gzmKtH3PaAbt-qgFFsw&lf=plcp

Anonymous said...

Quite possibly....congrats if she is YAY!

heavennoseven said...

She seems to have one. However, if she is how can Josh not tell everyone? Are they waiting a while because of Michelle?

mom in texas said...

To add to the original post when I brought it up earlier, maybe the latest pics of Anna are a way to drum up speculation amongst people so that they'll watch the upcoming episodes for an announcement. Maybe? It's not at all in Duggar fashion to not mention a pregnancy.I find it funny that none of Anna's family has even brought it up, if she is indeed pregnant. She looks about 5 months along IMO. I know Anna and Josh dont have the best diet but she has gained obvious weight in the last few weeks. If she is pregnant again, bless her because despite what she says something tells me Anna may not be cut out for a gaggle of babies. I dont think she is cut from the same clothe.

ennvee said...

I think the TLC video hints that it will be announced during the "Josh and Anna" episode next week. I wouldn't be surprised if she announced then, but not publicly, because it would steal Michelle's J20 thunder.

BUT you can announce it in retrospect. Apparently, a lot of people out there have no clue that Michelle miscarried. And if Anna does announce, it's late October/early November and she's just carrying out the "we have to catch up!!!!11" sentiment she smilingly chirped at the end of the "Michelle is pregnant....again!!!" to conclude the last season.

If the timing is what it appears, she got knocked up somewhere overseas. I wonder which Duggar girls' room their kids are stuck with...as has been the case with Jim Bob and Michelle when they travel. Sorry, but when else are they going to get that kind of privacy?

Rainbow68 said...

When I was having babies, I read that it's best that you give your body a year before trying to conceive again. It allows your body to recover and tank back up again to be able to provide everything your next baby will need. I can't tell if Anna's pregnant again, but it looks like she might. One of the only good things about the four oldest Duggar girls still being home is that they aren't having baby after baby yet. Perhaps they'll have many fewer children than their parents.

Matt said...

Wow, Josh looks like he's in his mid 40s in that picture.

Vera said...

How old is Mackynzie again? If Anna keeps going at this rate she may just pass up Michelle. Uh-oh...

Hopefully once the TLC gravy train has gone they will get some sense in their heads and limit the number of offspring they produce.

I hope Jim Bob has had some sense with regards to investing/saving a big chunk of their TLC loot. Of course, even if he has they won't likely be able to continue living in the manner to which they have become accustomed. That would be interesting reality in and of itself.

Elverna Bradshaw said...

There is no way she is not pregnant according to that picture. Look how her jacket curves out over the edge of her belly. It's definitely following the bump.

All I know is that if I were 23 and had a 2 year old and an eight month old, a baby would be the last thing in the world I would be desiring. What about getting to know and enjoy the kids you already have??

If she is actually around 5 months along like it seems, she could possibly have "Irish twins"* (2 kids born within one year's time).

*This term is in common usage and is in no way any kind of ethnic slur on my part.

Alberta Rose said...

I remember at that age depending on what I wore and how I'd been eating, I could look like I was pregnant. And even if she is pregnant, she could have a variety of reasons for not wanting to announce it that have nothing to do with the television show. I know after all the grief and hassle I got for choosing homebirth, I vowed the next pregnancy I would do my best to hide it to avoid having to go through that a second time.

tiffches said...

Anna is a grown woman. I wish she would realize that if she is not happy getting pregnant every year or having dozens of kids, she doesn't have to. I think Michelle is a lot more in charge than people are lead to believe. But Josh loves the boss role. He treats Anna like she is beneath him. This is not the 1800s. She could take the kids and leave.

The same thing goes for every Duggar child over 18. I hope they have a bank account in their own name that Jim Bob can not get his hands on. If one child had the nerve to break awasy and live their own life, others will follow. If they are happy being controlled, then they can stay. But some kids look unhappy and I would love them to have a chance.

Susan said...

Josh looks horrible. I can't get over it. He looks like he is close to 40, and what is he really? 23? Balding, paunchy...ugh! And Anna definitely looks pregnant to me!

tulip said...

Well, no need for a Today Show announcement! Ennvee wrote if the timing looks right, it probably happened overseas...hmmm...I would have to agree, especially after noticing a new pic on Instagram Josh posted, in London, and commenting "Fun Times". Maybe looking back, they realized that day was THE day? A subtle hint now that the cat is probably out of the bag? All bets are on...the announcement making its debut on the "catching up with Josh & Anna" episode. BTW, with the announcement being BEFORE the episode about Jubilee, it would fit in with the actual timeline of events (Josh & Anna finding out they're pregnant before the miscarriage happened), therefore, attempting to avoid any insensitive or uncomfortable assumptions-the timeline is what the timeline is.

Krissy said...

Anna is definitely pregnant again. That looks like a hard baby bump not a post-baby mushy belly.

If she's happy, then congrats to her, but maybe she needs to remember her childhood crammed with seven other kids in a double wide before she becomes too eager to follow Michelle's footstepts.

I think both Josh and Anna enjoy the perks that come with a TLC-funded lifestyle. They may not realize how quickly it will dry up once the show stops.

Andrea said...

My goodness, she has a 5 month old and she hasn't lost the baby weight. Cut the girl some slack - she has two children under the age of 2!!! I actually think she looks great! Josh however that's a different story . . .

no1 said...

Absolutely carrying a load . . . oh, and Anna looks pregnant too.

Leah said...

The next 10+ years will consist of Josh and Anna having babies. It's not something I would ever choose for myself, but I would be a hypocrite if I didn't respect Anna's right to reproductive choice. Anyway. I actually think its a good thing they haven't announced. That would seem super tacky in light of this whole Jubilee fiasco. However, it's obvious they aren't trying THAT hard to be discreet. I mean Josh has posted plenty of pictures of her for people to clearly see that she's pregnant. He's created tons of chatter, which was the plan, I assume. As for Josh.. Blech. He looks plain unhealthy. He needs a multivitamin and some aerobic exercise STAT. Not only is the weight gain bad, but his skin looks pallid and his hair line is receding really fast.

imaamy said...

Josh doesn't look 40 to me. Not good, but not that old (and I'm 44!) Hair loss is genetic from the Mom's side. So if Michelle's Dad had thinning hair, her boys will. That explains why Jim Bob still has his despite the toxic AquaNet:)

Stephanie said...

We have drifted to baby names. I didn't know the Keller kids names were so similiar, that is strange. JoyAnna and Johannah are almost the exact same name which has always bugged me. As well as Josie and Josiah are the same name. London is an up and coming girls name but I hate the city names of conception its To Much Information IMO.
An instagram photo a few weeks ago had Anna with Mackenzie in a baby sling on her chest and I agreed with comments that she was covering a baby bump. Same picture had someone else holding Michael and Joshie hands free in his suit and tie. It made my back hurt just looking at her. A 35 lb toddler on your chest looks miserable. My husband used the baby back pack for my daughter at local sporting events and they loved it but no way I could have ever carried babies that way.

Pippa said...

Anna sure looks pregnant to me! And I agree - and have said it before: Josh looks 40 years old!

Elverna Bradshaw said...

If she's pregnant, I have a feeling it's a boy. (Sorry, Mack...more work for you.) Knowing Josh's love for the Tea Party, I'm guessing they'll go with Mahvyryk (Maverick) Israel. (I'm only slightly kidding.)

For a girl, it would of course be Michelle WhateverAnna'smom'snameis, meaning there would be 2 Michelle Duggars in the world when even one is too many.

ennvee said...

If you can stand it (I coudln't) here's the video from the speech Josh and Anna gave where that pic was taken.

http://vimeo.com/36917315

Is that fawning, adoring look required of Gothard wives to build up their mysogonystic husbands? Josh couldn't even be bothered to pay attention to HER; he was TEXTING!

Jerk.

Elvira said...

Yes, the adoring look is required and actually taught in classes at Gothard lead and similar churches. I've seen the course synopsis from one near me.

Betty said...

If that isn't a maternity top, then Anna needs an entire new wardrobe. It surely hangs like she's pregnant.

SalGoodie said...

If you can stand it (I coudln't) here's the video from the speech Josh and Anna gave where that pic was taken.
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OMG, I tried to watch that video but just couldn't stand to watch it to the end. They are bringing women backwards about 100 years. I'm a female in my 60's and my father always said, "Girlie, be sure to learn how to take care of yourself because only you know what you need and want in life. No man can do it for you." How true! Those Duggars are starting to scare me.

Colleen said...

I think it's time for another M name!

imaamy said...

I watched a few seconds of the video with the sound off:) That way I didn't have to hear his pumped-up voice and grammatical errors but could see what everyone was talking about.

Angie said...

Fast forwarded through the video. When there's about 7 minutes left Anna raises her hand and it makes that baby bump look more prominate. There is no doubt in my mind she's pregnant .

friend said...

I think that it was so rude when Josh grabbed the mic from Anna and when he was texting while she was giving her talk. I think that she did a fine job.

rcadra2 said...

Ugh that was painful to watch. I just want to reach into the camera, and swivel Anna's head - to get her gaze off of from Josh. It is soooo creepy. That was definitely a maternity top because you can see the shirt hanging out a bit in front of her skirt, as if a baby bump is pushing it out. I also noted that Josh said the older Duggar girls were babysitting Mac. So now on top of all of Michelle and Boob's stuff, they are picking up the slack for Josh and Anna. Anna used to babysit more but she may have smartened up. I remember last year when the family went to Colorado. Anna was stuck watching the little ones as everyone was skiing. I think it works like the game Hot Potato. Everyone takes off and whoever is left has to babysit. You can bet JimBob and Michelle are always the first ones out the door.

Rachel HM said...

Watch out Anna. You are going to be stuck with a ton of kids, and your husband will have a heart attack before he is 40. I was not sure if she was pregnant, but the way the jacket is falling has convinced me that she is.

Judy said...

Though Anna does look pregnant, I would be surprised if she were so far along that she was showing. It's unusual for a full time nursing mom to conceive another baby when her current baby is getting all of his or her nutrition from breast milk.

Alberta Rose said...

Though Anna does look pregnant, I would be surprised if she were so far along that she was showing. It's unusual for a full time nursing mom to conceive another baby when her current baby is getting all of his or her nutrition from breast milk.

And the baby is still nursing frequently. For some women all it takes is for the baby to start sleeping six hours straight for fertility to return. If they're leaving it 100% to God, she won't be doing Natural Family Planning. If she's doing a combination, then it's also in her hands (and for those who know exactly what NFP is all about, yes that was an intentional pun).

Penny said...

I am amazed at how Michelle, Kelly and now Anna get pregnant while still breastfeeding. I know they say not to use breastfeeding as a means of birth control but I thought if you were exclusively just breastfeeding your chances of conceiving were slim. Maybe once they start giving their babies solid foods they are nursing less and thus conceive. I know the current recomendation is to wait until 6 months before giving baby solid foods. Maybe they give them solid foods earlier

tiffches said...

I feel sorry for Mackenzie and Michael. They will never get their fair share of being babied. Even at the cost of her children being happy and mothered, Anna will obey Josh and Michelle. I hope she does not start handing her kids off. I also hope she is not as mean and impatient as Michelle is. It takes patience and love to spend time playing with your children, especially that young.
Michelle had so little patience, that she handed her kids off for someone else to raise. Even Josie who was so sick. There is no place more comfortable than laying in your mother's arms and being rocked. There is nothing to compare with having a special day with just your parents, (no sub moms). And no fun to match parents playing games with their children. We always did that. On Friday nights and Saturday nights, my sons would bring their girlfriends over to play game with all of us.
The Duggar children (including Josh's) are not even allowed to have friends.

Ellen said...

It just goes to prove that you can't believe all the propaganda about breastfeeding. My OB always said to not use breastfeeding as a method of birth control. He said there is name for women who do - pregnant.

imaamy said...

Isn't Michael more like 9 mos? He is so big I'm sure they are giving him cereal and baby food.

Krissy said...

Anna used to babysit more but she may have smartened up
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She may well have. I wonder when the older four Duggar girls will become hip to their parents game. I'm also not surprised that Josh couldn't be bothered carrying his own kids. It speaks perfectly to his personality.

Considering the tough delivery she had with Michael I'm surprised she didn't put off having another baby for awhile.

I also can't stand the trend these types of families follow where all their kids have similar sounding names. It's annoying.

Even if Anna isn't far along I can still see why she would show especially when she hasn't been very successful dropping the weight from her previous pregnancies.

Elverna Bradshaw said...

Maybe Michael is getting some of the flaming queso that his dad seems to addicted to. (per his instagram account)

Boo Josh said...

In regards to the talk that Josh gave I thought that he was so rude. Did anyone notice how he pretty much leaped onto the stage instead of being a gentleman and gently guided Anna up? What is with his shirt that looked 2 sizes too small and his annoying texting?

ennvee said...

Speaking of names, I totally pegged Michael James, even before they confirmed it was a boy.

I feel for any kid named Michelle Suzette. Susanna would be nicer (and is biblical), but I don't think that would go over well with the Keller parents.

Allison said...

I honestly don't think she's pregnant, not because she doesn't look it but because I don't think the Duggars would ever keep a pregnancy a secret. That would be such a boost to their whole "children are a blessing, even with the risk of losing one." I just can't see Michelle not wanting to tell everyone. ESPECIALLY considering how far along Anna looks. I can't see not saying something when the miscarriage happened, but that was over 2 months ago...

imaamy said...

Elverna...flaming queso! So funny:) If the kids got just a taste at each junky place their parents eat, they'd have indigestion for sure.

MandySue said...

Maybe Michael is getting some of the flaming queso that his dad seems to addicted to. (per his instagram account)

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Speaking from experience it is yummy. They put 100 proof alcohol on it then set that on fire. May be the only way Josh can some alcohol. lol

imaamy said...

Well I'm a Dumb Dora....I thought it meant spicy hot queso!

matt said...

regarding Anna looking at Josh while he was talking. Don't most people look at the person that is talking? I was raised to look at the person speaking, no matter the situation.

Patrice said...

regarding Anna looking at Josh while he was talking. Don't most people look at the person that is talking? I was raised to look at the person speaking, no matter the situation. -------------------------------- There is a difference between looking politely at the person while he/she speaks,and also looking away once in awhile so you are not staring. Gothard/Stepford wives are trained to "Look admiringly at your husband while he speaks as this makes others respect him too". The Gothard wives just have that sickening gaze and never, ever look away. If someone stared at me that long, I would begin to feel self-conscious, like I had spinach in my teeth.

ennvee said...

regarding Anna looking at Josh while he was talking. Don't most people look at the person that is talking? I was raised to look at the person speaking, no matter the situation.

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In addition to what the previous poster mentioned about the difference between regular attention any person would give a speaker and the rapt worship Anna, Michelle and Kelly Bates have all been seen giving their headships (yes, this word is used in their marriage ceremonies), there is a big double-standard at play.

Jim Bob may pay some attention to Michelle when she's speaking, but not with the fawning, rapt attention that appears to be a requirement for women from their sect. In the video I posted above, the double standard (and plain rudeness, period) is exhibited at the 16:00 mark. While Anna speaks to the youth group, Josh whips out his iphone and starts texting! Not only is he disrespecting his own wife, but also the group. Given this was probably a paid speaking engagement, being on a formal stage and whatnot, even worse.

Paying to attention to any speaker is a common courtesy; the extremes displayed in the video and what can be observed when a Gothard male speaks vs. when a female speaks is not normal. Especially when both parties are on stage or in front of a camera speaking on behalf of themselves.

I've even seen this double-standard with Michaella and Zach Bates and it's creepy. Thankfully I've never seen this with the Duggar daughters and Josh or any of the younger brothers (down to the twins now) who are considered "men."

rcadra2 said...

I can't believe what I saw on this episode. When Anna came to get the youngest Duggar girls for the playground, Michelle was on her elliptical. And she didn't even stop or get off to help Anna haul the carseats out. I know Michelle probably wasn't supposed to carry heavy things, but she could of at least had the courtesy to step out of her self-absorbed orbit, gotten off the elliptical and held the door open. Or held Michael. Anything.

And there was Michelle at breakfast, cooking her own special high protein pregnancy breakfast. It looked like a single-serving size. I guess everyone else got to fend for themselves. Anyone for leftover tater tot casserole?

Alberta Rose said...

And there was Michelle at breakfast, cooking her own special high protein pregnancy breakfast. It looked like a single-serving size. I guess everyone else got to fend for themselves. Anyone for leftover tater tot casserole?

Or the camera didn't bother showing her already preparing something for the family? I know when I was pregnant, I tended to have my special breakfast after taking care of my husband because it was easier.

Cinders said...

Did anyone notice Anna's comment after the playground--"I'm hoping for at least 9 months between kids." I'm betting that she found out about #3 at her 6 month check up after Michael. The trip to the playground was just foreshadowing her future, 5 kids under 6 and a useless husband to take care of.....

Allison said...

I'm wondering now if Anna just hasn't lost the baby weight. She looks the same in last night's ep as she does in this photo, and this was clearly filmed last fall. It doesn't look like she's grown at all, so I'm not sure if she's really pregnant. Not that I want to pick on Anna's weight, but honestly, if she hasn't lost her tummy weight, she's gonna still look preggo when she isn't.

I also don't buy it that they wouldn't want to pimp out a pregnancy. They love pregnancies and it would be such a boost to their ratings if she was. I just don't think they'd keep something like that hidden for long, even with a miscarriage. They love babies and would want to show that God still "blesses" them.

Honey said...

Anna didn't say she was hoping for at least nine months between kids. What she said was that at least it takes nine months for each child so that she can slowly work into this.

Judy said...

Why was Michelle on her ellipical at all in the middle of the day? Shouldn't she have been home schooling? I think she said she's on there for an hour or so a day!

Alberta Rose said...

Did anyone notice Anna's comment after the playground--"I'm hoping for at least 9 months between kids." I'm betting that she found out about #3 at her 6 month check up after Michael. The trip to the playground was just foreshadowing her future, 5 kids under 6 and a useless husband to take care of.....

By any standard, a useless husband is one who doesn't work, doesn't do anything with the children, and waits for the next welfare check or his wife's next paycheck.

As for Anna being pregnant, I found myself observing her intently during the show featuring her. People criticise the Duggars for being so quick to announce a pregnancy, instead of being discrete about it. Perhaps now they've had a couple, they've decided to just quietly go about having a third child instead of shouting it out. After all, that's what some people have been saying they should do.

Jennifer said...

I thought the show or book said that breakfast was on your own. Older buddies made breakfast for their younger buddies that were to young to make their own.

I thought Anna said "it is a good thing that babies come at least 9 months apart" "that way I can ease into it"

Elverna Bradshaw said...

Yeah, everyone does have to fend for him/herself for breakfast. Remember the one poor kid trying to make instant oatmeal with cold tap water?

Allison said...

Perhaps now they've had a couple, they've decided to just quietly go about having a third child instead of shouting it out. After all, that's what some people have been saying they should do.

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Josh loves to shout from the rooftops everything he and his family are doing. I really think that if she was pregnant, there's no way Josh wouldn't want to tell everyone.

Kait said...

I feel that at this point an announcement will be made at the end of the season. Michelle said she was 18 weeks while on the elliptical, and because we know the miscarriage happens at 20, then I think it's safe to say that the miscarriage episode won't be the finale. If Anna's pregnancy is announced at the end of the season, then TLC has a reason to keep viewers coming back for more.

Bubbles said...

Well, I just wasted 45 min of my life looking at Josh's instagram account to see recent photos of Anna, and I have to say that by comparison to other recent pics, she does look pregnant. How long ago was her sister's wedding? She doesn't look pg in those pics, but the in the Valentine's Day pic and the one posted here, she does. Pregnant or not, Anna really is a very beautiful girl! Little Michael looks a lot like her.

ennvee said...

I saw the video of Priscilla Keller's wedding (Feb. 3? first Saturday in February) and there were two things that I noticed about Anna:

1. During the ceremony, she held her bouquet high and actually used Pris's bouquet as a shield from side view (which is really her dead giveaway) when adjusting the dress when they did the vows. However, long shots revealed that her dress was about 2" too short. As other bridesmaids were also wearing heels, why was Anna's the only dress that didn't hit the floor?

2. Candid shots when Pris and Anna said goodbye at the getaway vehicle (loaded with balloons). She is VERY thick in side view. I too wanted to attribute it to too much crap food on the road in January, but even though she's apple-shaped, her gain through that area even surpasses Josh's during the same period!

taurus0385 said...

I have alot to say about this. First off that outfit that anna is wearing makes her look huge. Im far from the fashion police but she needs to take advice from joshes sisters and get clothes that make her look like a 23 yr old and not a 40 yr old. #2 i thought josh and anna ditched the hummer a while ago. #3 i thought in their religion that hair cuts were forbidden for females. #4 its kinda sad that mac is talking better then her older aunts and uncles. #5 michelles younger ones need to get into gymnastics or something so they can learn how to safely climb on things.

taurus0385 said...

Also anna shouldnt be ashamed to use disposable diapers as cloth is twice as much work and everyone can guess that josh has never changed a diaper.

Elvira said...

Haircuts are frowned upon by Jim Bob, but are not forbidden for either Southern Baptists or Gothardites in general. In many pictures of Gothard gatherings, the Duggars are usually the only ones with the hideous hair. Anna has had many haircuts since she appeared on the show.

Alberta Rose said...

Also anna shouldnt be ashamed to use disposable diapers as cloth is twice as much work and everyone can guess that josh has never changed a diaper.

Some women feel there is a certain image they have to conform to when it comes to home birthing. You can home birth and not cloth diaper or make 100% homemade baby food. As for Josh not changing a diaper, he's not alone. I've heard my husband joke he was born 10 years to soon, because it seems like these days guys aren't expected to change diapers.

AddiMom said...

I've heard my husband joke he was born 10 years to soon, because it seems like these days guys aren't expected to change diapers.
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Really? I don't know about that. Most of my friend's husbands change diapers and I always joked to my husband that I was in charge of "input" and he was in charge of "output"

Krissy said...

In many pictures of Gothard gatherings, the Duggars are usually the only ones with the hideous hair.
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I've noticed that as well. If you saw the pics from Jill and Jana's Peru trip, most of the girls had longish hair but it was well styled and modern looking. The Duggars are the only ones holding fast to crunchy perms.

I saw Priscilla's wedding video and I also noticed Anna was holding her bouquet to cover her middle but I can't tell if it's because she's pregnant or self conscious about her weight.

heavennoseven said...

Josh did change some when she was pregnant with Micheal and the smell made her sick.


I hope he does or if with Mack alone. I hope he doesn`t make her sit in it all day.

MandySue said...

Is that fawning, adoring look required of Gothard wives to build up their mysogonystic husbands? Josh couldn't even be bothered to pay attention to HER; he was TEXTING!

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I'm a week or so late in watching the video. I watched it with the sound off and the only thing I could think of was what a great example he was to the kids 'cause every Wednesday night at church we have to tell kids to put their phones up.

Wampascat said...

Note sure... She really hadn't lost the weight from the last child. She looks pregnant in this photo. Of course,, they've been eating fast food like maniacs on the bus. Could be a food baby.

February said...

Exactly what the world needs, Josh as a stud. Can't wait for the announcement. I can see it now...Anna staring dreamingly at Josh; Josh's head expanding by the second as he shows the world that he is someone because he can procreate: Josh explaining to us misguided fools that this is what God wants. This family needs to realize that they are jaded. They have turned Hollywood. I have very little tolerance left for the Duggars, but I can not tolerate Josh and Anna at all. I only see them as fools.

mom in texas said...

I have been saying all along that I felt Anna could be pregnant. This latest picture does nothing to refute the speculation. You can nearly see her bump through her shirt where Mackynzie's leg is hanging. Though Anna doesn't appeared to have changed much since February, it could be the clothes she's wearing. I refuse to believe this is a so called "food baby". Anna was never a heavy girl so a couple of weeks of fast food doesn't create a belly like that. Nope, I am going to say baby #3. I am still curious as to why they have chosen not to announce this one?

tulip said...

Speculation? What speculation?

Who can possibly deny Anna's pregnant now? I'm sure they get big cash if they wait to "announce" for the big TLC summer season, since I can't imagine what new stuff they would have for the summer-even TLC knows the most die-hard Duggar fans can't bear to watch yet another trip to Silver Dollar City.

Jen said...

I really, truly do not think that Anna is pregnant.
The belly she is sporting is a weight issues because

1) She and Josh have a horrendous diet of high fats, processed foods and sugars

2) 2 babies within 3 years is not going to be easy to shake the weight off

3) How much activity are they getting riding around in the bus and campaigning?

I don't doubt that these two will be procreating soon but the speculation since early January that is out there would put her around 5-6 months pregnant. I was surprised that Michelle was able to keep Jubilee a secret for 3 months and you KNOW attention seeking Josh would never keep anything under wraps.

Victoria said...

"By any standard, a useless husband is one who doesn't work, doesn't do anything with the children, and waits for the next welfare check or his wife's next paycheck." Alberta Rose 2/22/2012 11:35 AM

I understand Josh does not collect public assistance, but what does he contribute? Anna does not have a paying job. I thought Jim Bob's responsibility was to have a family buisness. The used car lot seems to be more of a tax write off than anything else.

Anna looks pregnant, & Josh looks like he gave up on his apperance.

Alberta Rose said...

Three theories: One, she is pregnant and has decided to prove that she's not a fame whore but is going to be discrete. Two, she is pregnant but the baby might be handicapped, so like Sarah Palin, she's going to wait until the baby is born. Three, they are pranking us in order to keep interest in both 19 Kids & Counting and the Rick Santorum Campaign. She is dressing in such a way people will have to keep checking out things Duggar and Santorum related.

tulip said...

Re: Alberta Rose comment...
I agree-anything is possible at this point. The Duggars are really ramping up with the summer season on the way and Santorum is still in the race. Interesting they think they can provide any kind of a stable family environment with all the traveling and media appearances. I feel most sorry for Mackynzie and Michael, and Anna having to take care of them living out of the bus.

The Duggars all picked up and actually moved when Josie was born so the family didn't have to be split up. What happened to that?-they seem more split up on a daily basis more than ever to me.

Lindy said...

Alberta Rose said...
Three theories: One, she is pregnant and has decided to prove that she's not a fame whore but is going to be discrete....

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I never considered Alberta Roses' theory that perhaps Josh and Anna are trying to be discrete and want to enjoy this pregnancy without camera crews and the press, especially considering how Michael entered the world and all the negative publicity that followed his toilet birth. Maybe Josh, in his own way, is tired of the cameras in his own family's life, but goes along with the Santorum campaign just to get away from the car lot.

If Josh and Anna are trying to be discrete, then there may be hope that the two of them will lead normal lives, after they are done campaigning or once the baby arrives.

Running and hiding said...

I'm sorry but I think the word people are going for is discreet for discretion rather than discrete meaning separate or detached although that one has some merit.

Alberta Rose said...

The Duggars all picked up and actually moved when Josie was born so the family didn't have to be split up. What happened to that?-they seem more split up on a daily basis more than ever to me.

The older children are developing lives. Here in Alberta Jinger, Jessa and Jill would be legal adults, old enough to vote, drink, get an apartment and as far as I know, both Jana and John David are legal age in America. This is just an election campaign. It's not surprising the young Duggar adults might be splintering off to do other things, albeit the young women are chaperoned.

As for Anna and Josh, there is a difference between owning a business and being employed by a business. Josh owns a car lot. He has good trustworthy employees and in this digital era, it is very easy to be on the road yet still be accessible to your staff. If Anna is pregnant, I suspect some of us have ancestors who were born on a ship, in a covered wagon or in a just made log house. Given those conditions, I don't think it's cruel or Anna is hard done by being pregnant while campaigning for a politician.

Leah said...

As for Anna, my theory is she is indeed pregnant and they are handling it this way because it's what their publicist told them to do. Michelle openly says she has a publicist, so that's no secret. As for discretion, HAHA, good one. Lets see, Josh proposed for the cameras, filmed his wedding, filmed the honeymoon, called TLC to film while he told his wife she was pregnant for the 1st time, announced the gender by cutting a cake on the Today show, filmed his wife birthing mackynzie, filmed the ultrasound of baby number 2, hired a skywriter to announce gender number 2, and allowed cameras to film the toilet birth of baby number 2. In between there throw in several Today show segments, manic social media use, following Santorum around, and appearing on his parent's television show. That doesn't sound like a person desiring to keep his personal life under wraps. I sincerely doubt they have had a change of heart concerning the cameras since Michaels birth which was what, 10 months ago?!

Rita said...

Wow, yep Leah - that about sums it up. They've done everything in the public eye and I don't see that changing anytime soon.

I don't ever want to hear the Duggars ask for privacy again. Unless of course they stop being hypocrites and get off of TV first. Then, I'd understand.

Tifffches said...

I do not care how many babies Anna or Michelle have as long as they are responsible for them. In my mind a parent should not have more kids than they are willing to care for. Anybody can be laid off or lose a job or get sick. I can understand needing governemnt help during that time. But a parent has a responsilbility to provide health care, dental care, food, and an education for their kids. When their kids grow up, they should be able to support themselves and not depend on free ER care. The show will be long gone by the time the middle group and younger group grow up. Most of our children grow up, get a job, care for themselves and their families. The Duggars feel it is ok to travel and have fun on TLC's dime. Which is their business. But they do not have health care or financil savings outside of their TV show. Their children are uneducated. Most people with an 8th grade education can pass a GED. Why should Michelle or Anna's blessings be our burdens.

Andrea said...

I don't think she is pregnant. I have two kids (they are almost the same age of Mackynzie and Michael), I know that a second pregnancy can change a woman's body A LOT!
By the way, I think she looks prettier now. I don't care about her "mommy tummy".
That being said, I think she might get pregnant soon (as soon as her fertility returns, if it hasn't returned yet).

Michigander1969 said...

The Duggars take their children to the doctor and to the dentist. Where has it been documented that they don't pay the kids' medical/dental expenses?

In this economic situation, there are probably more people without dental coverage than with. I know many people that take their family to the dental school for great care at a fraction of the cost.

tulip said...

Anna's body has changed a lot after 2 kids? Lame Excuse. When she was galavanting all over the globe on their freebie "world tour" only a couple months after giving birth to
Michael, she looked pretty decent, like she had actually shed some of those post-pregnancy pounds and water weight...since then she's only continued to gain, looks puffy and like she's waddling around with a belly. Just look at pics from Sept. & Oct. compared to now. If her body changed from having kids, we would have noticed it then, instead of it getting progressively worse and worse-the baby came out almost a year ago! Either she IS pregnant, or just needs to stop accompanying her hubby to high calorie, fatty restaurants for every meal and start eating real food at home.

Seriously? said...

Such a shame for a woman to be so young and already have allowed herself to become such a frump.

While unnecessary to become Kardashian-like, there's no excuse to allow oneself go to pot like Josh and his obedient wife have done, especially at such an early age.

Where's the dignity?

Not very good role models for their kids.

Can any of the Duggars spell NUTRITION? No? How about BMI?

ennvee said...

Anna's too young to have such a "food baby." but I guess if she really isn't pregnant then she's had a VERY poor diet since they went on the road in January. There's a blue and white shirt she wore in December and it hung off her. A couple of weeks ago, it was hugging her gut.

The unintended consequence of Santorum dropping out might be a healthier diet for both of them. I seriously doubt they're going to follow Gingrich around like groupies the way they did Santorum. Anna really needs to get over to her in-laws and works out on the elliptical while Josh goes to the car lot and does some actual work (yeah, I see pigs flying in both cases).

Alberta Rose said...

The unintended consequence of Santorum dropping out might be a healthier diet for both of them. I seriously doubt they're going to follow Gingrich around like groupies the way they did Santorum. Anna really needs to get over to her in-laws and works out on the elliptical while Josh goes to the car lot and does some actual work (yeah, I see pigs flying in both cases).

I thought of Anna yesterday when I went to pick up my son from someone he's getting to know. I did raise an eyebrow when my son said "J. is C's uncle" and when I met C's mom, she looked like Anna. Not just age wise but also bodywise. I got thinking about my own figure and came to the conclusion that if the Bible talks about looking at the inside, who am I to judge how someone looks on the outside. One of the things I like about the Duggar women is they don't get too caught up in Mainstream Society's idea of how a woman should look but let the Bible be their guide. True, there are some things that are clearly of the world but overall their style is definitely as they interpret the Bible.

ennvee said...

thought of Anna yesterday when I went to pick up my son from someone he's getting to know. I did raise an eyebrow when my son said "J. is C's uncle" and when I met C's mom, she looked like Anna. Not just age wise but also bodywise. I got thinking about my own figure and came to the conclusion that if the Bible talks about looking at the inside, who am I to judge how someone looks on the outside. One of the things I like about the Duggar women is they don't get too caught up in Mainstream Society's idea of how a woman should look but let the Bible be their guide. True, there are some things that are clearly of the world but overall their style is definitely as they interpret the Bible.

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That's all well and good, but we are talking about people whose primary purpose in life is to out-populate the rest of us. In this context, the pregnant woman is revered; this is why pregnancies are announced so early. Anna is likely doing early testing and has stated her miscarriage happened at 5 weeks. Had she not been testing, that could easily been a late cycle for most people.

Discussion of her body and speculation regarding pregnancy is going to be part and parcel of Josh and Anna as long as they do appearances and she is young enough to have kids. Josh and Anna pretty much ensured this would happen and being so eager to be in the public eye, they have opened themselves up to the criticism (and remember, not all criticism is bad), although in Duggarland, everything is black and white

Miggy said...

"One of the things I like about the Duggar women is they don't get too caught up in Mainstream Society's idea of how a woman should look but let the Bible be their guide."
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Isn't there an ATI thing about women having to maintain their appearance because men are visual and if wives let themselves go it could cause their husbands to stray. I remember reading it and being horrified at the focus on external rather than internal beauty but also because it blames women for their husbands actions.

Alberta Rose said...

Isn't there an ATI thing about women having to maintain their appearance because men are visual and if wives let themselves go it could cause their husbands to stray. I remember reading it and being horrified at the focus on external rather than internal beauty but also because it blames women for their husbands actions.

Last time I was in the grocery store line up, it wasn't just an ATI thing that suggests how a woman dresses can attract or repel a man. The only difference is exactly how. For someone women Cosmoplitan is their guide, for others it's the Bible. Both tell you that by dressing a certain way, you can keep your man from straying. It's the WAY that I was referring to.

Miggy said...

I don't mind the Duggars using the bible as their guide for how to dress. I think the Duggar girls seem very comfortable in who they are. They have created their own look (skirts, blouses, hoodies) different from the matching dresses that Michelle choose for them as children. I agree it isn't any different to others using Cosmopolitan.

I object to them being taught that (1) if you don't look good and dress right your husband will leave and it will be your fault and (2) if you aren't modest you will be raped and it will be your fault. Nobody should be taught this, especially under the guise of it being "biblical".

hello said...

I guess that would explain why the girls have to yell nike so that they boys look away if an immodestly woman walks by. The girls would most likely get blamed if one of the boys caught sight of a woman's skin and "lusted" after her. IMO, it is perfectly normal for people to look at people of the opposite sex. Whether Jim Bob and Michelle want to believe it or not, their kids, boys and girls, do have hormones and have probably had "feelings". Stopping the boys from looking will probably do them more harm than good.

Seriously? said...

The Duggars using the bible to determine their attire:

As far as we know, Jesus and His disciples dressed in the style and manner of their day, NOT in a way that dated 2000 yrs prior.

Just more Duggars tilting at those windmills.

Seriously? said...

"Isn't there an ATI thing about women having to maintain their appearance because men are visual and if wives let themselves go it could cause their husbands to stray"

Wait. So men have the visual market cornered and women don't care about physical attractiveness in their partners?? Says WHO?

That whole blaming womankind for everything men do, dating back to Eve, is so ridiculous. Nice for the men, I guess, never to have to take full responsibility for their own decisions and actions, but crazy for women to go along with this mentality IMO.

If women really ARE this powerful over men, why, then, is it not the WOMEN who are in charge of religions, making all the rules?

Alberta Rose said...

The Duggars using the bible to determine their attire:

As far as we know, Jesus and His disciples dressed in the style and manner of their day, NOT in a way that dated 2000 yrs prior.

Aside from a play about Noah's Ark, they do dress modern. There are skirts sold in stores that are below the knee and flow rather then cling, shirts that have high necks and are of a looser fit, polo and golf shirts are sold for both genders, there are styles of men's pants that are loose cut. If the Duggars wanted to, they could go into a mall and still be able to find the same styles they would in a secondhand store.

Beantown Mom said...

I agree that the Duggars can find their clothes at the local mall, but they're not really dressing to current more like 50-100 years ago. Men and women wear pants and in the Summer most wear shorts. There's many a modest neckline the Duggar women could choose that don't conform to their dresscode, not to mention sundresses. My other thought is that the older children aren't shopping in the age appropriate stores and departments. My last comment is in regard to the one size fits all hair styles they tend to sport., where's a cute pixie cut on one of the girls or a shaggy surfed do on one of the boys?

sandi said...

>My last comment is in regard to the one size fits all hair styles they tend to sport., where's a cute pixie cut on one of the girls or a shaggy surfed do on one of the boys?
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or at least let the boys have a bit longer hair.they would look cute with something besides a crew cut.and there is no way I could take care of a baby,family and house with thick,long hair like Michelle has.I had long hair and I cut it 2 weeks before I had my first baby.(I didn't have to ask my husb. for permission,either,like Gothards do).I don't know how she manages with what little (IMO) she does do with all that hair.Seems to me a shorter do would give all the females in that family,from Johanna on up,more flexibility if they'd go with a lighter cut.

Wampascat said...

You'll never see stylish clothes on the Duggar girls. Wearing such would tempt the opposite sex, including their brothers. Their hair will stay long and in 1980's perms because "Daddy" likes their hair long. Michelle gives her own sons "side hugs" because to give them a real hug would stir up desire.Always worried about defrauding. They are really a sick bunch.

ennvee said...

Back to Anna, it's interesting that she hasn't been photographed below the neck since that appearance that Sharla posted on the homepage.

What are they doing? Waiting for M3's head to crown before they announce the pregnancy so it fits in with the new season's schedule in September?

tulip said...

Yes, I was just going to mention that now Anna has only had face pics. Josh posted on Instagram the crew setting up shop at their house, for filming and probably the "interview segments". BTW, never realized how small that house actually is-the pathway through the middle of the house from family room to kitchen looks like it's barely the width a wide hallway. Wondering if the crew is taping another "catching up with Josh & Anna episode", maybe all about baby #3. We'll see if Josh has been putting any money away for a bigger house, or just been spending it all on food and stuff for his iphone. Could be he's hoping for TLC to give them a new place, in exchange for exploiting the birth of their next child.

Jennifer said...

I could totally see Josh trying to get his own show or special from #3+. Every other pregnancy has been made a big deal of and now they are just acting like nothing's going on. I really hope she IS pregnant, because she LOOKS it.

tulip said...

Funny, right after we comment about Anna only having face pics, Josh posts a side body view of her sitting at their dining room table with Priscilla and David. Sorry Josh, not good enough-she's turned just a little too much to the side with the edge of the table running blocker, oh, and BTW, although she's not wearing the jean jacket, still looks like she's sporting the loose fitting shirt-over-another-shirt style. Well, if she's not pregnant, I'll feel sorry for her. There aren't many worse things for a woman then everyone thinking you're pregnant when you're not, because you only gained a bunch of weight in a relatively short period of time.

Melanie said...

Where is everyone finding these pictures?

tulip said...

Josh posts pics all the time on his Instagram (web.stagram.com) @joshduggar and Anna's is mackynziesmom. Oh, and you'll find Josh just posted another big plate of fattening food, as he was out on date night with Anna, and Priscilla & David. Yes, I do have better things to do, but do a lot of carpooling where often times extra waiting is involved, so this has become one of the mainstays to check in with the Duggars, and Josh showing off the mockery he's become since hitting the big time.

tulip said...

Speaking of David & Priscilla, wondering if their visit is two-fold, as in TLC filming a talking heads segment for the wedding episode-will their wedding be shown as part of the summer season line-up? The film crew was camped out at Josh & Anna's house this last week.

sandi said...

Josh's pics are at:

web.stagram.com/n/joshduggar

Anne D. said...

I'm a R.N. and I say she is pregnant. They can't announce it because it is too close to Jim Bob and Michelle's loss.........

Alberta Rose said...

The date of the first post is 2/16/2012. It's now 4/25/2012. I'm still standing by my original comment, which is that if she is pregnant, they have decide to silence some critics of their lifestyle by being discrete about the pregnancy. If Anna is not pregnant, now that they aren't campaigning and winter is over, she'll probably be able to lose the food weight.

Allison said...

Anna was "showing" a tiny bit 2.5 months ago. By now, I don't think she would be able to hide it. She'd be at least 5 months, probably 6 months along. She still looks exactly the same. I haven't seen any photos that make it clear that she is getting even a tiny bit bigger. I really think we're making a big deal out of nothing.

I don't think Josh could keep his mouth shut for 6 months, let alone a whole pregnancy. These people revere pregnancy. Even if it was close to Michelle's miscarriage, they'd be over the moon to be "blessed" again.

tulip said...

I'm leaning toward agreeing with Allison's comment, but sometimes Anna just looks so pregnant-like, instead of just having gained weight. Anyway, if she hasn't been pregnant, she probably will be by the time the summer season airs. Michael will be a year old in June. They had only been married 3 months when they found out they were expecting Mack, and that episode I think they mentioned having a negative test the month before-more proof they're purposely trying to get pregnant, instead of the claim of just "waiting to see how God will bless".
Not to mention, they probably figure they have to hurry up with the new season on the way, needing more material to draw in viewers. Even they have to realize talking about the carlot and more birthday parties aren't going to cut it, at least not for the big paychecks anyway.

Side note: Josh's Instagram photo naming Peter Query. Beginning to see some truth in the rumor of Peter courting one of the girls.

sandi said...

I don't think she's pregnant,other than if she is just found out.She's given birth to two 8+ lb. babies withing a short time,and those stomach muscles can really be stetched;as well as it seems she and Josh eat large,unhealthy portion at restaurants a lot.I don't think she does any diet program like Michelle does,and I think it's taken it's toll.JMO.

3 kids and not counting said...

Maybe the Duggar girls just like long hair. My daughter has long hair like theirs, but she certainly doesn't dress like them (although I wish she would - lol). If you saw a photo of the girls from the waist up, they do not look any different from most teen girls. Anna is very frumpy compared to them. She wears way too much makeup, and her clothes are not flattering. On the rare occasion when she wears light makeup and something flattering, she looks pretty too.

Andrea said...

Again: I'm not saying she isn't pregnant(I wouldn't be surprised if she was). If she has the same "powerfull fertility level" that I have, she might be already pregnant. lol
I just don't think she NECESSARILY is pregnant. That is just my opinion. She looks pretty normal to me.
Like I have read on the website The Shape of a Mother, "a post-pregnancy body is one of this society's greatest secrets".
Pregnancy changes the body of a woman... like... A LOT! One of the body parts the is the most difficult to get back to its place is the tummy. Any gain weight goes directly to THAT strategic place! lol
I know because I've had two pregnancies close to each other. Yes, she was looking thinner on the World Tour, but I guess she was breastfeeding at that time, wasn't she? (and breastfeeding is very good for loosing the pregnancy weight). If Michael started eating, I wouldn't blame her if gained weight. But yes, she might be pregnant, who knows?!

tulip said...

Yeah, who knows. I'm sure there will be an announcement sometime during the summer season since, if she isn't pregnant already, she will be. She has a pudgy mid-section, and her face looks really full with somewhat of a double chin, like she's definitely put on 10-15 pounds, maybe 20! If anyone has the book A Love That Multiplies, just take a look at the pics on the back cover. This was several months after Mackynzie was born, as she is in the pic with her and Josh. Compare to pics of Anna now, and she definitely looks like she's gained some serious weight. One more baby, and 2 years later...

Andrea said...

Checked out the latest instragram photos from Josh. There is a family photo, with the two kids and Anna. She definitely looks pregnant, but of course it could just be baby weight.

Rudy Tecat said...

If they wait to announce it when the show is back on, she'll have already delivered the kid. I bet all plans (including babies, weddings, etc) are on hold until the show comes back on in the fall and they can get publicity. Meanwhile, the Bates family is probably in high gear trying to come up with some nice announcements for their summer show.

Hannah said...

In a pic of them all at Sliver $ City. Anna belly seems to be round like she is pregnant. Its on his instargam.

ennvee said...

Fat women with bellies don't hold it as high and round as Anna's belly is showing in that Silver Dollar City (again?) pic.

Bun is definitely in the oven. Just wondering at the secrecy since Josh posts pics all over his social media accounts.

tulip said...

Still wondering about the roller coaster, though...definitely looks like Anna in the third row (aqua blue shirt). I'm sure there's no way she would be on that thing if she is in fact pregnant. But, in that family pic with her standing side profile, she sure looks to have quite the belly bulge.

Emily said...

Still wondering about the roller coaster, though...definitely looks like Anna in the third row (aqua blue shirt). I'm sure there's no way she would be on that thing if she is in fact pregnant. But, in that family pic with her standing side profile, she sure looks to have quite the belly bulge.

If you look closely at the pic in front of the silver dollar sign both Anna and Jessa have turquoise shirts on. Jessa has her hair pulled to the side, which is who's sitting on the roller coaster. Plus someone has to stay back with Michael and Mackynzie and it seems like her and Michelle watch most of what the family does from the sidelines.

She definitely looks pregnant to me, I myself have a pudgy belly and it just looks like pudge, not baby!

Whitney Lindsay said...

Ok I've been reading this blog for awhile but I finally had to comment. The pic of Anna in the voting booth her stomach looks almost flat but a few days ago there was the one from the Amusement park where she appears to have a large baby bump. What the heck is going on?

Elvira said...

Some of it is camera angle and some is Josh playing with the new lenses he got.

sandi said...

Whatever it is,I think it is rude of Josh to play Anna like that,whether she approves of it or not.It would be easy for him to outright answer the question,as opposed to throwing out speculation.It will be even worse for her if she isn't,as he is making her out to be chubby if she isn't really expecting.
Josh is rude and disrespctful to both Anna,and to whatever fans he has.JMO.

Nancy said...

Check out this comparison of pixellations from the family portrait pic of Josh and Anna. The first pic is a non-edited pic. Note smooth edges and the dark pixellation in the first pic vs. the bright mess of Josh and Anna's pic, which indicates editing has taken place.

Unedited:
http://www.fotoforensics.com/analysis.php?id=50e4d14cacf6887fdcb6e9d53a6a542b13fda15b.130486&fmt=ela&size=600

Edited:
http://www.fotoforensics.com/analysis.php?id=674e1c7ae8030202cd88f0a4843691fcfab5d836.65837&fmt=ela&size=600

Then there's this:
http://i46.tinypic.com/kdo7ix.jpg

They've BOTH been edited to the hilt, especially around the stomachs. The pics are on the Picasa family site for inspection. What's odd that it looks like Anna's HAIR has also been 'shopped, I guess to look perfect for the portrait shots. Hmmm....

sandi said...

Anna's shirt looks like it's been pulled back and tucked a bit with the photoshopping;I'm guess that's why her finger looks a bit whacky in that area.